ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a network of national standards institutes from 146 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, and business and consumer representatives. ISO acts as a bridge between public and private sectors and sets global standards for: efficiency, safety, cleanliness, quality, technology, environmental legislation and trade, among a variety of other standards. ISO works within the realms of business, government and society. The organization has a number of different certificates for meeting specific standards. The ISO is concerned with “Quality Management”. This refers to what an organization does to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer and regulatory requirements while continually striving to improve its performance.
AKUNA achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification after an assessment of the company’s Quality Management System for the Manufacturer of Natural Health Food Products. This certificate is an international reference for quality requirements in business-to-business (B2B) dealings.
The GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Certificate was issued by the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada and is renewed annually. This certificate ensures that the sites and operations of AKUNA have been assessed and were found to be in compliance with the Good Manufacturing Practice requirements of the Natural Health Products Regulations.